Five Nursing Myths… Untruths Disproved - page 2

It is hard to believe that is has been two years since the 2015 Miss America scandal. If you are a nurse, you know the one. Daytime television hosts from the show, ‘The View', mocked Miss Colorado... Read More

  1. by   ElizabethScala1
    Quote from saskrn
    This is exactly what I was thinking!
    Thank you for your comments. The point I was making was that nurses do SO MUCH MORE than the tasks that the general public or those not associated with nursing know about. When a person who is unfamiliar with nursing hears the term "nurse" they think that they do only those things and not others. Nurses do A LOT!! In and outside of the hospital setting. Thank you!
  2. by   ElizabethScala1
    Quote from Kysam
    Really, there's so much more to nursing than working in a hospital, emptying bedpans and following doctor's orders"???????????
    i find this comment offensive. What is wrong with working in a hospital? Your comment seems to enforce the MYTH that working in a hospital is bad, for those nurses that can't find employment elsewhere. I could not disagree more. Certainly there are more opportunities for nurses now. However many chose to work in a hospital to actually care for people.
    who is going to care for us as we age?? I think it's scary.
    Thank you for your comments. The point I was making was that nurses do SO MUCH MORE than the tasks that the general public or those not associated with nursing know about. When a person who is unfamiliar with nursing hears the term "nurse" they think that they do only those things and not others. Nurses do A LOT!! In and outside of the hospital setting. Thank you!
  3. by   ElizabethScala1
    Quote from WestCoastSunRN
    This. I was just about to post this but MunoRN beat me to it. As someone who does a lot of critical thinking, being a collaborative member of the health care team (along with many other independent nursing interventions) this really made me wince.
    Thank you for your comments. The point I was making was that nurses do SO MUCH MORE than the tasks that the general public or those not associated with nursing know about. When a person who is unfamiliar with nursing hears the term "nurse" they think that they do only those things and not others. Nurses do A LOT!! In and outside of the hospital setting. Thank you!
  4. by   Orion81
    Id just edit your post instead of commenting back to everyone

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